What’s Bitcoin! Bitcoin is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis. This means that it is decentralized and has no central authority controlling it. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another, but without a central bank or the government attempting to track it.
e regulations require that goods arriving at the warehouse from a customs station shall be affixed with a one-time-lock with its serial number endorsed upon the bill of entry for warehousing and the transport document.
During the course of stake holder consultations held in the Board on 11th June 2018, industry represented that there are large number of cases where low-value-small-shipments, which characterize e-commerce environment, are shipped through post. In such cases, single payments are received by exporters from e-commerce portal companies through normal banking channels.
References have been received that due to issuance of the said Circular, the SCNs issued previously would need to be amended in terms of the revised adjudication powers prescribed in the said Circular. This exercise would delay the adjudication proceedings.
ICSI has come up with Exposure Draft of ICSI Guidance on Diligence Report on Governance for Banks. The Draft was released at the golden Jubilee Year National Conference of Practicing Company Secretaries (19th Edition) held at The LaLiT, Mumbai during May 18-19, 2018.
I have in my earlier article on Ease of doing business in India, published by Tax Guru on 06.11.2017 had informed that RBI had agreed to take necessary steps to set up a Public Credit Registry in India and in tune with that, RBI recently got a report on Public Credit Registry in India from a High-Level Task Force set up by RBI itself.
Tariff Notification No. 53/2018-Customs (N.T.) Dated: 14th June, 2018 in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver
Amendment to Notification no. 62/94-Customs (N.T.) dated 21.11.1994 notifying Karanja Terminal u/s 7(a) of Customs Act, 1962 for unloading of imported goods and loading of export goods or any class of goods.
Seeks to further amend notification No. 50/2017- Customs dated 30.06.2017 so as to increase basic customs duty (BCD) to 35% on crude edible vegetable oils and to 45% on refined edible vegetable oils with effect from 14th June 2018.
Initiation of Anti-Dumping investigation concerning imports of Saccharin originating in or exported from Indonesia. Saccharin is a non-nutritive sweetener and considered to be low calorie substitute for cane sugar. Primarily there are two types of Saccharin i.e. soluble and insoluble.
It has been decided to permit banks, with effect from the date of this circular, to reckon Government securities held by them up to another 2 per cent of their NDTL, under FALLCR within the mandatory SLR requirement, as Level 1 HQLA for the purpose of computing their LCR. Hence, the carve-out from SLR, under FALLCR will now be 11 per cent, taking the total carve out from SLR available to banks to 13 per cent of their NDTL.
In view of the continuing rise in the yields on Government Securities, as also the inadequacy of time to build investment fluctuation reserve (IFR) for many banks, it has been decided to grant banks the option to spread provisioning for their mark to market (MTM) losses on all investments held in AFS and HFT for the quarter ending June 30, 2018 as well. The provisioning required may be spread equally over up to four quarters, commencing with the quarter ending June 30, 2018.
Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Schedule 5 to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2017 notified vide Notification No. FEMA.20(R)/2017-RB dated November 07, 2017, as amended from time to time and the relevant directions issued thereunder.
Please refer to FMRD circular FMRD.DIRD.12/14.01.011/2016-17 dated December 29, 2016 on introduction of Interest Rate Options in India. As announced in the first bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 dated April 05, 2018, it has now been decided to permit Interest Rate Swaptions in Rupees so as to enable better timing flexibility for the market participants seeking to hedge their interest rate risk.
The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guidelines on loan system for delivery of bank credit which stipulate a minimum level of 'loan component' in fund based working capital finance and a mandatory Credit Conversion Factor (CCF) for the undrawn portion of cash credit/ overdraft limits availed by large borrowers, with a view to enhancing credit discipline among large borrowers.
In order to improve the disposal rate in deciding cases falling under Chapter XIV, it has been decided that for cases where value of the goods liable for confiscation is above 10 lakhs, the adjudication powers shall be exercised as under:
Notification No. 51/2018-Customs (N.T.) Dated- 8th June, 2018- under Section 7 of the Customs Act, 1962 notifying Surat airport as Customs airport for Unloading of baggage and the loading of baggage
The present appeal has been filled by the Revenue against the Order-in-Appeal No.204/GST/DL-Appl-II/17/ vide which the Commissioner (A) has set aside the order of adjudicating authority.
Reserve Bank, with the objective of integrating the extant reporting structures of various types of foreign investment in India, will introduce a Single Master Form (SMF). The SMF would be filed online.
It has been decided to capture the details of the hedges for ECBs through a simplified format of ECB 2 Return. Part E of the Return, accordingly, is modified so as to include only standard information on hedged/unhedged ECB exposure (Annex).